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Orion sails through halfway point of Artemis 1 moon mission

A camera on one of the Orion spacecraft’s solar array wings captured this view of the crew module Monday, Nov. 28, with the Earth and the moon in the background. Credit: NASA At the halfway point in NASA’s Artemis 1 mission, the unpiloted Orion moonship is chalking up a near-flawless flight, mission managers said Monday, …

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What Happened to those CubeSats that were Launched with Artemis I?

NASA made history on November 16th when the Artemis I mission took off from Launch Complex 39B at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on its way to the Moon. This uncrewed mission is testing the capabilities of the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft in preparation for the long-awaited return to the Moon in 2025 (the …

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NASA managers thrilled with initial results of Artemis moon mission

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA’s Orion spacecraft, pictured by a solar array wingtip camera, with the moon in the background. Credit: NASA NASA’s unpiloted Orion moonship, sailing smoothly toward a remote lunar orbit after a spectacular low-altitude flyby Monday, is operating in near-flawless fashion, mission managers reported Monday, out-performing expectations on a …

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Orion capsule closes in for lunar flyby

A camera mounted on the trip of one of the Orion spacecraft’s solar array wings captured this view of the capsule during an exterior survey Nov. 18. Credit: NASA Nearly five days after its sky-lighting launch, NASA’s unpiloted Orion crew capsule closed in on the moon Sunday, on course for a critical rocket firing and …

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NASA triumphs in successful debut launch of huge SLS moon rocket

NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket lifts off with 8.8 million pounds of thrust from two powerful solid rocket boosters and four core stage engines. Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / Coldlife Photography NASA’s huge Space Launch System moon rocket finally took off from Florida early Wednesday after a decade in development, sending an …

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NASA clears Artemis moon rocket for Wednesday launch

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA’s Orion spacecraft sits on top of the Space Launch System moon rocket Monday at Kennedy Space Center. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA managers Monday reviewed the threat posed by hurricane-damaged insulation on the agency’s Artemis moon rocket and cleared the $4.1 billion booster for launch “as is” early …

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Engineers assessing hurricane-damaged insulation before Artemis launch Wednesday

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket and Orion spacecraft on Launch Complex 39B. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA managers cleared the agency’s leak-bedeviled Artemis moon rocket for the start of another countdown early Monday, but engineers must resolve questions about hurricane-damaged insulation before the huge booster can be cleared for …

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NASA assesses moon rocket after a brush with Hurricane Nicole

Credit: NASA NASA’s $4.1 billion Artemis moon rocket, exposed to the elements atop its Kennedy Space Center launch pad, was rocked by high winds and driving rain early Thursday as Hurricane Nicole roared ashore just south of the spaceport. With blastoff on a long-delayed maiden flight on tap next week, sensors at pad 39B recorded …

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Subtropical Storm Nicole delays SpaceX launch; Artemis 1 rocket stays on pad

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands on pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station before launch with the SES 22 communications satellite. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now SpaceX has pushed back the flight of its next Falcon 9 rocket from Tuesday to Saturday as Subtropical Storm Nicole threatens the east coast of Florida, …

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NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket back on pad 39B for nighttime launch attempt

NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket emerges from the Vehicle Assembly Building late Nov. 3. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket arrived back on its Florida launch pad Friday, ready for a series of overnight launch opportunities beginning Nov. 14 to start a crucial, long-delayed test flight that officials hope will set …

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